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The Burial of Count Orgaz

1586

Why is it canonical?

A commission from the church with a very specific request as to the subject matter (that good works get one into heaven and the saints can intercede to help), El Greco uses vibrant color and a swirl of activity to show the burial of a medieval benefactor, lowered into the grave by saints. The image is compressed and ever figure seems a part of the action of the moment captured.

Creators

El Greco

Locations

Spain Toledo

Periods

Renaissance

Media

Painting Oil

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The Burial of El Greco

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